I'm looking forward to wearing my second pair of purple face into a pike of cotton threads, but I got drenched in a storm yesterday and sadly they had mud on and had to be washed.
At least they don't fall down like the first pair!!!
Hey, does anyone hear know what kind of cotton Pure Blue Japan uses?
ELS or Pima cotton?
I’m pretty certain they don't use Upland cotton… Thanks guys
No, Momotaro use Zimbabwe cotton, I don't think Pbjs use cotton with a great provenance; they just slow loom weave it into great looking denims,with a big variety of finishes for such a small company.
Their kids wear is SO cute as well (no, I neither have nor want children, it was just an aside).
I wish my Pbjs would hurry up and dry..I'm in my Naked and Famous cashmere stretch and there's no competition..although (off subject), my custom Kurabo 21oz jeans - going since July 2012- are my best jeans to date in the last 35 years by miles...but still on the Holy Grail for best ever jeans!.
Basically, after all the waffle, I Think pbj just use regular cotton (it's definitely not Pima either)
I am a premium denim neophyte. Decided to buy some "nice" denim.
I now have two pair of PBJ jeans, both purchased in the last few weeks from the good folks at Blue in Green:
First is the AI 001. Very heavy, yet still comfortable. Fabric has an interesting hand. Yarns are hand dyed with some wonderful ancient Japanese secret process that dyes the yarn to the core. Not sure why this is important, but I paid extra for it anyway because I'm sort of a sucker for anything old school and "crafty."
Second pair is the X 009 Slightly less heavy. Fabric is very very dark blue. Apparently woven completely of dark threads in both weft and warp.
Fit on both pair is good on me. I was worried because I have a big butt and big thighs, but the cut on these is just about perfect. Wearing them cuffed.
I can tell it's going to be a long process of breaking in and fading on these jeans, but I'm very much looking forward to the results.
Will post some pics when I get the chance.
Can't wait to see your pics!!!
I too like the idea of natural indigo, although in reality it's a bit greenish for my taste - but you could always dye it purple I suppose!
Hope you have fun wearing them both..some good New Year shopping!
I used to end my jeans in holes (however much they'd cost) in maximum 11 months, but I'm getting better, although I did wear through a Very expensive custom pair in 7 months daily wear last year - won't be spending my £££ there again!
Fit Check on these? Just got these last week but haven't had a chance to wear/take pics. They are a size 30 raw, 32 inch waist that fits perfect as is. Thing is they are unsanforized. I'm not concerned about the waist though, I'm more concerned about the thighs. The measuring chart says they should be 11.5 inches but I'm measuring them at barely over 11 inches. Worries me a little because they are so tight and they will shrink. Strange enough my Blueowl x Momotaro 003s measure about the same in the thighs and they don't feel tight at all. I'm thinking it's just because the denim is in its raw state and I've forgotten how tight/stiff they can be. I'm remembering why people think we're crazy. Thoughts?
They look too tight to me.
I'd size up, or you'll do yourself serious bodily harm when they're washed!!!